The Royal Challenger's Bangalore (RCB) Women's team appointed ace tennis player Sania Mirza as the mentor of the team. On February 15, RCB VP Rajesh V Menon announced the same and welcomed Mirza saying, "She is the perfect role model with her success stemming out of her sheer hard work, passion, and determination, despite many challenges in her playing career." India's first Women's IPL is to begin on March… read-more
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Renowned Indian tennis player Sania Mirza has announced her retirement plans. News about her retirement has come after her defeat in the first round of women's doubles at Australian Open 2022. Her fans flooded social media with heartfelt tweets for the veteran tennis player. “Thank you Sania Mirza for all the lovely memories that you gave to us in tennis,” a tweet read.
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Former India's No.1 Sania Mirza and debutant Ankita Raina lost the first round to Ukraine's twin sister pair Liudmyla Kichenok and Nadiia Kichenok (6-0, 6-7, 8-10). The Indian pair was leading the first set with 6-0 but the twin sisters showed no mercy and registered their win. Besides, Sumit Nagal is the only Indian Tennis player left to compete in Tokyo following the Women's Doubles team defeat.
Sumit Nagal on July 24 became only the first Indian to win a Men's Singles match at the Olympic Games since 1996. Nagal who came in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a surprise entry beat former world No. 33 Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin with 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 in the opening match. With Sumit Nagal moving on to the second round, India's hope in the Men's Singles remains afloat.
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Ailing Indian tennis legend Akhtar Ali died at 83 in the early hours of February 7 in Kolkata. Known for his coaching style, Akhtar Ali had influenced several ace players, including Leander Paes and his own son Zeeshan Ali – current coach of the Davis Cup. Captaining and coaching Indian contingent, Akhtar had played eight Davis Cup ties between 1958 and 1964. Tennis players Vijay Amritraj and Somdev Devvarman expressed their grief through… read-more
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